Pierrefonds-Roxboro pushes for urban boulevard

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The construction of an urban boulevard in the right of way of Highway 440 is a must, according to Jim Beis, mayor of the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro.

The borough's council adopted a resolution last night asking the Ministry of Transport and the city of Montreal to prioritize the long-awaited project.

"The creation of a road in the right-of-way of Highway 440 is a major project for our administration. It is also a central project for our West Island neighbors," said the mayor in a statement.

The construction of a north-south transportation link is seen as a crucial step in the development of 6,000 homes – all waiting to be built in Pierrefonds West. Officials believe the area can become a city in itself with shops, parks and a 180-hectare eco-territory.

"We will persevere in our approach while continuing to implement traffic calming measures and our campaigns to sensitize citizens regarding public transit," Beis added.

The urban boulevard is also seen as a necessary step in resolving traffic fluidity issues in the West Island.

More to come.

Organizations: Ministry of Transport

Geographic location: West Island, Montreal, Pierrefonds West

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  • Richard M.
    September 04, 2014 - 06:42

    The borough's council can make themselves happy and adopt all sorts of resolutions - this project will not happen..

    • John
      September 18, 2014 - 09:25

      hi Richard, why do you feel that it will not happen?